Hedge Rose by Kelly Panacci for Penny Rose Fabrics
Hedge Rose is an enchanting floral collection that pays homage to our dear friends and their homes called "Hedgerows" situated in the hills above Laguna Beach in southern California. This breathtaking oasis is filled with lush terraced gardens, palm trees, cacti, and roses. The gardens stretch south overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific and on a clear day you can see dolphins and whales pass by on their migration route. By the entry gate near the main house sits a large water fountain surrounded by a sculpted traditional English garden. It's here where you can see masses of rose bushes blooming.
On a recent visit I spent my mornings outside drawing in the rose garden with my sketchbook. Hummingbirds and song birds flitting by also started appearing on my pages. One morning I was chased inside by gathering storm clouds. When the rain came it streamed down the window panes obscuring my view of the rose garden but these distortions were so beautiful that I was moved to include them as a textured layer in my artwork. As is my habit, I put my sketchbook aside for some time to let the imagery permeate and when it appeared a few months later, it became the fabric collection we lovingly share here as Hedge Rose.